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Women Health Care

No Chest Pain? You Still Might Be Having a Heart Attack

Mary Buchan | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Mary Buchan

Chest pain is still the most common sign of a heart attack, but studies have shown that women are more likely than men to have other symptoms instead.

The Perils of Politicizing Breast Cancer

Terry O'Neill | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Terry O'Neill

The real question is, why should women's access to health services be dependent on whatever ideologies currently prevail among legislators?

Proposed Ohio Bill Would Put Women's Health At Risk

Bob Hagan | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Bob Hagan

As fathers of daughters and brothers of a combined 16 sisters, we cannot imagine working in a state where women do not have access to safe and affordable health care or the opportunity to plan for their families -- especially when faced with the horrors of rape or incest.

This App Could Save Your Life

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

One techy solution makes it easier to stay healthy. By Jessica Press The numbers are hard to ignore: African-American women are 40 percent more ...

Hyde Restrictions Would Make Obama Budget Immoral

Harry Knox | Posted 04.02.2013 | Religion
Harry Knox

While Roe v. Wade guaranteed that abortion was legal in America, the last four decades have been a struggle to ensure access to that right. As clergy, I see this problem with a pastoral eye. How is it just to deny a woman access to a constitutionally-protected right simply because she is poor?

Reframing Pro-Choice: Will it Work?

Laura Carroll | Posted 03.18.2013 | Politics
Laura Carroll

It is time to reframe the issue away from "choice" versus "life." But can a broader justice frame be enough to bring together factions who will still have passionately different views on abortion?

Health Care Reform: How It Benefits Women

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

Historically, women have experienced discrimination in terms of their health despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease.

Starting This Week: Affordable Preventive Care for Millions of Women

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 09.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathy Ko Chin

Given the controversy surrounding the ACA, it's easy to get confused about what exactly President Obama's health reform law means and who it benefits. What we should not be confused about, however, is the real impact the law is already having, particularly for women and women of color.

Women and Girls Win Big With Healthcare Ruling

Emily Moto Murase | Posted 09.02.2012 | San Francisco
Emily Moto Murase

The Affordable Care Act is a giant step in the right direction for healthcare access for women and families. And it allows us at the local level to focus our attention on pressing needs here at home.

The Cost Of Being Female: How Much The Average Woman Spends On A Lifetime Of Basic Health Care

GOOD | Posted 09.27.2011 | Women

The Institute of Medicine has named eight preventive services that women should get for free under the new health care law. Exactly how much money are...

Addressing the Future of Women's Health Care

Tanya Abreu | Posted 09.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Tanya Abreu

Health care reform may be an opportunity to help women get exactly what they want from their health care: an emphasis on prevention, a holistic approach to diagnostics, doctors who talk to each other, accessible and integrated medical records ...

Invest Smart, Invest in Moms

Ann M. Veneman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ann M. Veneman

By investing in maternal health, we would not only benefit from increased moral standing and goodwill, but we also help create a safer, more stable world.

Pregnant Women and Mothers Deserve Better

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

Implying that the decisions individual women make to have abortions is the same or worse than a holocaust denying and it should stop.

Past Time for Change: Securing Women's Health and Rights

Adrienne Germain | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Germain

Based on decades of international work, we know that there will be no global peace or security until we secure every woman's right to a just and healthy life.